Here's why we should reduce methane emissions to slow down global warming


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Mainly known as the pollution linked to cattle breeding (and thus to the meat we eat), methane represents the second source of global warming. Photo: AFP

Taking action now to scale back our methane emissions could not only be a game-changer in the fight against global warming, but is also something completely within our reach, says a new United Nations study. According to the report, this strategy could allow us to reduce global temperatures by 0.3°C by 2045.

When it comes to global warming, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are often in the headlines. But methane (CH4), another greenhouse gas, also contributes to global warming.

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